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Steady increase in tourist interest in SA
Steady increase in tourist interest in SA

South Africa is carving out a name for itself as a competitive global travel destination, and interest levels in the country amongst international markets, such as the US, the UK and Germany, are steadily increasing.

31 Mar 2015 14:34

African Responsible Tourism Awards 2015 longlist announced
African Responsible Tourism Awards 2015 longlist announced

The official longlist for the inaugural African Responsible Tourism Awards 2015 has been released. The aim of this first-for-Africa award is to recognise inspiring African organisations that work to ensure tourism environments and benefit destinations and local people.

Issued by World Trade Market Africa 31 Mar 2015 11:59

Property management system customised for backpacker accommodation
Property management system customised for backpacker accommodation

"There's a new kid on the accommodation block and hoteliers and hospitality industry suppliers should start taking notice," said Ian Lumsden, GM of Ankerdata's hotel division and the South African agent of property management system, protel. Thanks to their client never@home, protel have pooled their development resources into customising a property management system to suit the backpacker accommodation supplier, a market that is poised for exponential growth, said Lumsden.

30 Mar 2015 13:55

SAA first flight to Abu Dhabi departs
SAA first flight to Abu Dhabi departs

PRETORIA: The first flight of South African Airways (SAA) to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates departed on Sunday, said SAA...

30 Mar 2015 11:02

Follow SA's influential women to Dubai
Follow SA's influential women to Dubai

Four of SA's most influential wander women will be taking Dubai in April of 2015.

27 Mar 2015 11:05

The future of travel is now - Fogg
The future of travel is now

Digital agency Fogg has released its latest case study about an exciting new activation which will get the travel industry to rethink travel altogether.

Issued by Fogg 26 Mar 2015 10:16

Language - USP or barrier?
Language - USP or barrier?

During the imminent South African Tourism Indaba hundreds of tourism-related organisations and operators will be touting their tours, hospitality offerings and products - each pushing their unique selling points (USPs) to the utmost and trying desperately to differentiate themselves. Yet how many have considered the edge that an awareness of the issue of language can have on the bottom line?

26 Mar 2015 07:18

Duke of Edinburgh Cup proceeds to keep Diepsloot warm this winter
Duke of Edinburgh Cup proceeds to keep Diepsloot warm this winter

Over 2,200 children from Diepsloot will be the main beneficiaries of this year's prestigious Tsogo Sun Duke of Edinburgh Cup amateur golf tournament, to be played on Monday, 20 April at the Country Club Johannesburg, on both the Woodmead and Rockland courses...

25 Mar 2015 13:45

Sun International to acquire 100% of the Peermont Group
Sun International to acquire 100% of the Peermont Group

Sun International has announced that agreements had been concluded between Sun International and the holders of ordinary shares, preference shares and mezzanine debt in the Peermont Group, in terms of which Sun International will acquire 100% of the Peermont Group. In addition, Sun International and Peermont have reached agreement to settle the objection by Peermont to Sun International's Menlyn Maine project in Tshwane.

25 Mar 2015 07:34

Vineyard Hotel undergoes upgrades in winter 2015
Vineyard Hotel undergoes upgrades in winter 2015

George Petousis, Group Operations Director for the Vineyard Hotel in Newlands, Cape Town, has announced that the hotel will undergo upgrades, which is expected to take place from 6 April 2015.

25 Mar 2015 06:22